All posts by: Jean

About Jean
Jean Nicol is the Inventor and Patents owner for The Eating Game. She is the owner of the business EYECAN CREATIONS Publications, the home base for all business related to The Eating Game. Jean is a retired Special Education Teacher who is a very passionate autism advocate. Her inspiration for creating The Eating Game was an autistic boy whose family wanted the best for him, starting with good health promoted by healthy eating. The Eating Game accomplished that for him and now many more children and their families around the world. Learn more at http://theeatinggame.ca/ Jean enjoys contact with Eating Game users and will reply to emails as quickly as she can to answer any questions or concerns.
May 12, 2015

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

Thanks for responding to my question, “Have you tried The Eating Game?” If you would like to know what it is all about to see if it could help your child to be a healthier eater please take a few minutes here to learn more and decide if it can help you and your child. […]

The Eating Game
April 27, 2015

BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF

I had an interesting discussion with a parent about her little “picky eater”. I asked if she thought her child was the one in control when it came to what they would eat. It took a minute for her to answer but eventually she said, “I’d like to say no, but to be honest with […]

Your Child's Health
March 24, 2015

HOW WELL WILL YOUR CHILD PERFORM?

  Teaching 8 year olds about healthy eating and the importance of a good breakfast I used the analogy of putting gasoline in a car………… they all understood that without gas the car would not work! We wouldn’t put a low grade gasoline in our car to face the difficulties and costs that might result……………………… […]

Your Child's Health
March 18, 2015

FUNDRAISING and PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING

Planning on doing some serious fundraising? Think about purchasing Eater’s Choice Daily Meal Planners at a wholesale price. Planners are available for ages 4 – 8, 9 – 13, Females: 14 – 18, 19 – 50 and 51+, Males: 14 – 18, 19 – 50 and 51+. They are double sided, reusable, dry erasable planning […]

A Special Offer
March 18, 2015

SUPPORTING A TEENAGER WHO IS OVERWEIGHT

Being a teenager can be a stressful time for some. Being a teenager who is overweight would no doubt be stressful for many. As with anything else that presents challenges, it is good to identify the cause if we can. If there is an identifiable physical/medical reason for being overweight it needs to be addressed. […]

Eating Challenges
February 6, 2015

THIS CAN BE TOO OVERWHELMING!

by Jean Nicol So many children are picky eaters. Actually there are many adults who might be called picky eaters too! Analyzing the “why” would be very individual, with a lot of factors to be considered……………………… very frustrating and worrisome for a parent! When you include Autism Spectrum Disorder as a likely factor are you […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD
February 6, 2015

A LIST OF COMMON FOODS

Fruit  peach, pear, apple, apricot, plum, kiwi, orange, grapefruit, banana, grapes, blueberry, melon, mango, plantain, pineapple, lime, strawberry, raisins, watermelon, cherries, cranberries, applesauce, lemon juice, popsicle, apple juice, orange juice, grape juice, lemonade, olives, rhubarb, dates, figs Vegetables  baked potato, mashed potato, french fries, sweet potato, lettuce, kale, tomato, cucumber, radish, green pepper, yellow pepper, […]

Meal Planning
January 29, 2015

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING WITH MY CHILD?

Does this remind you of a child you know? What might be on the plate that you had planned for them to eat? I wonder what they expected to be on the plate? It is estimated that about 75% of those on the autism spectrum will experience eating challenges of some kind. It would seem […]

Eating Challenges
June 3, 2014

A Mom’s Question and a Gift

This week a mom wrote to us, “I recently pulled out The Eating Game I had ordered years ago. If you are having cereal and milk, for example, do you use a cereal for the carb and a milk for the dairy?  Another example would be a taco – I noticed it is in two categories. Thank […]

A Special Offer
February 12, 2014

WHY DOES MY CHILD DO THIS?

Does your child limit the foods they will eat over a given period of time? Have you figured out why they do this? ~ Is there a physical impairment/medical reason that prevents a varied diet? ~ Is it food allergies or sensitivities? ~ Is it sensory related? How? Have you ever considered the relationship of […]

Autism/Aspergers/ASD